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De Gruyter provides comprehensive open access publishing services for scholarly journals and Societies. Our publishing offer encompasses an integrated author-to-reader solution that includes manuscript submission, online production, marketing and post-publication services.

More than 100 learned societies, universities and associations worldwide have selected De Gruyter as a publishing partner so far. Our imprint De Gruyter Open has currently been publishing more than 350 open access journals in association with third-party organizations.

De Gruyter offers two business models for publishing society journals:

  1. AUTHOR PAYS: i.e. readers do not pay to access the content and publishing costs are borne by authors’ organizations
  2. JOURNAL PAYS: i.e. neither the reader pays to access the content, nor the author pays for publishing in the serial, and the publishing costs are borne by the journal

De Gruyter Open Access publishing provides and covers the costs of many solutions and services, including the following:

1. Editorial solutions and services

  • Online submission system Editorial Manager
  • Plagiarism detection system CrossCheck
  • Assisting journal editors to find language editors

2. Production solutions and services

  • Online hosting platform
  • Online production tracking system ProduXion Manager
  • Formatting (from source files to PDF)
  • Conversion to XML (for PubMed; for biomedical journals)
  • DOI allocation; metadata distribution to CrossRef
  • Digital print (only for subscriptions)
  • One printed issue for corresponding author of each article

3. Marketing services

  • Journal webpage at De Gruyter website
  • Arranging for indexing by abstracting services; metadata distribution to such services
  • Arranging indexation by Thomson
  • Indexing by Google and other search engines
  • Promotional electronic leaflet
  • Mailings
  • Promotion of single artciles

4. Distribution services

  • Full-text distribution to libraries; IP authorization
  • Librarian support
  • Full-text distribution to aggregators and full-text repositories
  • Arranging for coverage by long-term preservation services (such as Portico); full text distribution to such services
  • Providing license agreement for users
  • Administering permissions
  • Sales and distribution of printed copies

5. Financial solutions and services

  • Online system to collect APC
  • Arrangements with institutions on institutional memberships

For more details on De Gruyter author-pays model, please see the presentation (PDF, 0.462 MB) and the FAQ.

If you have any question, please contact us at sales [ at ] degruyteropen.com.